The Compton Charter Committee was established to update the city’s charter. The document details the last approved amendments occurred in April 19, 1983.
2UrbanGirls attended last week’s meeting and found it peculiar that the majority of the committee members had no input on the changes. One of the members hasn’t attended in weeks.
The committee chair is former Compton City Attorney Legrand Clegg, who single handedly assisted with the city’s mess by removing the requirement that potential candidates must live in the city for a minimum of one year. Clegg reduced that to thirty days.
During last week’s session, the initial discussion was removing public comments from the meeting for the sake of “saving time”. Last week’s meeting started thirty minutes late with no regard to our time.
The committee is preparing to make dozens of minor changes to the charters text, with the primary objective being to increase their salaries. What’s missing?
Last week’s meeting had less than a dozen people participate. The next meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 6pm (hopefully Clegg can be on time).
To participate in the Teleconference click this link and use Meeting ID: 861 820 838 Password: 8hFv8l to gain access.
Contact City Attorney Damon Brown to inquire why the committee isn’t following the Brown Act by making public comments available to the public.
Click here for the City Charter.
Click here for the meeting agenda.
I am a kooooog time citizen of Compton, and am concerned over the lack of “REAL concern and care” for Compton. If appears that the City Government is nonon-compliant in performing their duties.
2Urbangirls: Thank you for writing about this issue.
I have attended the Charter Committee to state that there is no open input from the committee. At the last meeting, the committee members voted not to hear citizens Charter comments until the end of the process, which is not fair to the citizens I have openly stated that they are rushing because of Council and Mayor’s timeline. I thought this committee was to solicit citizens comments not to exclude us. We live here too! My rights are being violated.
The Charter Committee should cease all further changes until the citizens can fairly participate and Covid-19 is resolves I did inform the Council and Mayor too.
The major issue we should be focusing on right now is the life and death issues surrounding the pandemic that we are facing and not the minor issues like this Compton charter. As usual Compton and its administrators are selfish, pitiful and petty in the way they see everything
My suggestion is that business as usual be tabled until after the major issue (Corona virus) is under control .
City employee here. The MFs dont give a damn what your feelings are, they just gonna do what they want.
In most poor communities, the offixials are among the highest paid while rich cities are either volunteers or lower paid. Citizens dont got time to be worrying about shit that goes on in the city cause they too much stressing about making a living.
Legrand clegg is still about black power and trying to make blacks the relevant power base in compton.
On diffrent topic, i just saw the xouncil meeting tonight and it was stupid. Public comments?! Shit was read to satisfy a requirement and then onto the show. Nobody asked how the [email protected] is spending money on some eoc gonna to assist with the covid19 NOW when everyone should be staying 6 feet from each other and businesses are losing money like crazy.
I can imagine cornwell saying, theres a pandemic right now so lets run to the the eoc. Oh wait, i forgot we need to be away from each other, BUT we got new computers though and that is one of my strategies to handle the pandemic. Too f’ing smart for the council members who’ll followup and say ‘Sounds legit to me!!!!’
Cant wait to retire and GTFO.